en·​tero·​patho·​gen·​ic | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˌpa-thə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce enteropathogenic (audio) \

Definition of enteropathogenic

: tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract enteropathogenic bacteria

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Recent Examples on the Web The latest organisms that researchers have looked to are bacteria in the microbiomes of roundworms that parasitize insects (technically termed enteropathogenic nematodes). Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "New antibiotic found in bacteria inside a worm inside an insect egg," 20 Nov. 2019 Bifidobacteria can protect from enteropathogenic infection through production of acetate. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, "Nestlé's research on nutrition and the human gut microbiome," 17 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of enteropathogenic

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Enteropathogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteropathogenic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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en·​tero·​patho·​gen·​ic | \ ˌent-ə-rō-ˌpath-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce enteropathogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of enteropathogenic

: tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract enteropathogenic bacteria

Other Words from enteropathogenic

enteropathogen \ -​ˈpath-​ə-​jən How to pronounce enteropathogen (audio) \ noun

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